The Callie Crossley Show

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Thu., 3/29/12
SCOTUS v. POTUS?

SCOTUS v. POTUS?

If the Supreme Court rejects Obama's health care plan, how would that affect his re-election prospects? How will his opponents play this on the campaign trail? Is health care be a make or break issue for voters? Will Mitt Romney and President Obama be able to artfully navigate the sticky union of Romneycare and Obamacare? We've already seen Rick Santorum stumping on the stairs of the Supreme Court this week. Could he ride this health care train wreck all the way to the GOP Convention? We'll talk with our political insiders.

GUEST:
  Arnie Arnesen, Concord, NH based radio and TV commentator
  Fergus Cullen, public affairs consultant, former chairman of the NH Republican Party, editorial page columnist with the New Hampshire Union Leader
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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